Snakes Can Turn Into Zombies

Samuel Reason | June 8th, 2018

A news report showed reported that over the memorial weekend a man in Texas was bitten by a rattlesnake after he had killed the rattlesnake in his garden. The man nearly died as the snake even though dead was still able to inject him with venom, which resulted in a severe injury.

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The rattlesnake head was able to bite even though it was already dead, we could even say it was an attack by a zombie snake! The 4-foot long snake was in the families backyard and was about to bite his wife, so with a shovel, he defended her and killed the snake. Unfortunately, Mr. Sutcliffe did not realize that even dead a snake can still be dangerous. When he bent over to pick up the dead snake, that’s when he was bitten.

Snakes have a very interested physiology and that’s how it is possible, cold-blooded reptiles mean they stay in the sunlight and keep to warm surfaces. Since snakes don’t need the energy to stay warm as they use the sunlight, when they die, they do not actually die immediately like mammals. They do not need as much oxygen to fuel their body and brain so even when dying, they live on for minutes maybe even hours.

Most likely the snake did not know it was even decapitated, it just felt pain and tried to defend itself. Also, the reason it was so dangerous is that snakes tend to inject more venom depending on the size of the attacker, a human is much larger than a small rabbit or rat. Therefore the snake probably injected a much higher dose of venom.

When encountering a rattlesnake the best option is to leave it alone and move away. Rattlesnakes are not known to chase people, just call your authorities like the local wildlife department and let them handle it professionally. Being bite is extremely dangerous and can be fatal so you need to seek medical attention immediately.

Every year around 10,000 people are bitten by snakes in America and around six dies. Luckily on this occasion, the man is recovering well in the hospital.

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